West Kalimantan, Gunung Niut Penrisen Wildlife Reserve

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Kalimantan Mountains with 0 Comments

Gunung Niut Penrisen Wildlife Reserve


Longitude (DD) 110.00747531
Latitude (DD) 1.00875887
Designation Nature Reserve
Status Designated
Current Status Not Known
Establishment Year 1982
IUCN Category IV
Documented Total Area (ha) 180.000
GIS Total Area (ha) 165.560

Gunung Niut Wildlife Reserve
Gunung Niut Wildlife Reserve covers an area of 180,000 ha. and is located in the north-western part of West Kalimantan province. The reserve consists of low mountains and hills, with sub-mountain forests surrounding the highest peak: Gunung Niut (1,701 m.). Other habitats comprise lowland tropical rainforest and Kerangas (heath forest). Gunung Niut has several scenic waterfalls and rapids at the headwaters of the Sambas, Sekayam and Landak rivers which drain the area.
Several Land Dayak settlements with about 5,500 inhabitants, who live from shifting cultivation and hunting, are located inside the reserve.
Gunung Niut Wildlife Reserve can be reached by public transport from Pontianak. Buses go through Sanggauledo to Dawar. From Dawar trails lead into the reserve.
* Homestay
KSDA, Jl. Abdurrachman Saleh 33, Pontianak.


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